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Winfield S. Johnson b.1847 son of Robert C. & Mary (White) Johnson
Posted by: Michael DeLorenzo (ID *****7506) Date: February 16, 2004 at 02:14:15
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Not my family line, just sharing.

From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883."
page 289, Honey Creek Township, White County, Indiana.

"WINFIELD S. JOHNSON was born in Princeton Township, this county, September 17, 1847, and is the eldest of the five living children of ROBERT C. and MARY (WHITE) JOHNSON, natives of Ohio. At the age of seventeen or eighteen, ROBERT JOHNSON was brought by his parents to Tippecanoe County, this State; he was there married in 1842, and the following year came to Princeton Township, where he entered eighty acres, which he subsequently increased to 600; in 1866, he moved to Battle Ground to have his children educated, and returned in 1870; he had joined the Methodist Church when a youth, but shortly after marriage he and wife united with the Christian Church, of which, in about 1846, he became a regularly ordained minister, and was the first resident minister in Princeton Township, and the first to organize a religious society there; he traveled extensively and preached until his death in December, 1876. In politics, he had been a Whig, but afterward became a Republican, and was noted for his zeal in the support of the administration during the late war; he was also for several years Justice of the Peace in Princeton Township. Winfield S. JOHNSON was educated at the common schools, and for four years at the High School at Battle Ground. He then engaged in farming and stock-raising with his father until the spring of 1879, when he came to Reynolds and opened a general store in company with W. A. HENNEGAR, who retired in October, 1881, MR. JOHN B. FOLTZ taking his place in March 1882, the firm name being JOHNSON & CO. They carry a well-selected stock of dry goods, groceries, clothing, hats, caps, boots and shoes, notions, etc., and do an annual business of $20,000. MR. JOHNSON was married, October 12, 1871, to LOUISA A. R. OSMAN, a native of LaPorte County, Indiana. In politics, he is a Republican, and in November, 1881, was appointed Postmaster of Reynolds, which position he still holds."


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